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Architects Declare launch practice guide at COP26

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Architects Declare practice guide

Daily COP26 briefing: today’s COP26 briefing includes the Architects Declare practice guide, a RIBA and AIA talk, and the UK’s electric vehicle charging network.

Throughout COP26, we are publishing regular updates of what’s happening at the climate conference and surrounding events. See all our COP26 coverage here.

Architects Declare launch practice guide

Climate action group Architects Declare has created a Practice Guide to “help signatory architectural practices convert their declaration of a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency into meaningful action”.

The guide is available for download on Architects Declare’s website.

“The Architects Declare Practice Guide is a compendium of advice for everyone, no matter the size or scale of business, on how to implement and realise the Architects Declare declaration points,” said Jess Hrivnak, sustainable development adviser at Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Design of UK’s electric vehicle charging network to be unveiled

The UK government is set to unveil its plans for a national electric vehicle charging network today at the conference.

“To support the transition to EVs, it’s integral that we have the infrastructure to support it,” said UK transport secretary Grant Shapps, reported the Evening Standard.

“My vision is for the UK to have one of the best EV infrastructure networks in the world, with excellent British design at its heart.”

Es Devlin creates indoor forest as venue for COP26 events

British designer Es Devlin has created a tree-filled venue for The New York Times Climate Hub, which is running alongside the climate conference in Glasgow.

Named the Conference of the Trees, the venue has 197 trees – one for every nation attending COP26.

Design for Planet Festival at V&A Dundee continues today

The second day of the Design Council’s Design for Planet Festival takes place today at the Kengo Kuma-designed V&A Dundee.

The event, which will be screened online, will include over 100 invited experts who will take part in workshops in “an unconference format”.

AIA and RIBA to discuss decarbonising the built environment at official side event

Both the president of the American Institute of Architects Peter Exley and chief executive of RIBA Alan Vallance are set to speak at the 65% by 2030 / ZERO by 2040 event today.

Broadcast online, the official side event focused on actions being taken to decarbonise the built environment.

COP26 takes place at SEC Centre in Glasgow from 1 to 12 November 2021. See Dezeen Events Guide for all the latest information you need to know to attend the event, as well as a list of other architecture and design events taking place around the world.

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